Stools are a piece of furniture that consist of a single seat for one person and a base of one or multiple legs. Traditionally, stools were differentiated from chairs by their lack of a back, but modern variations and definitions of stools may now include designs with arms and backs. The simplicity of the stool concept has made it useful for a variety of functions that include seating for children, flexible outdoor seating, and seating for restaurant and bar counters. When designing or choosing a stool, differences in materiality, durability, height, weight, and seat size are important specifications to consider.

How tall are bar stools?

Bar stools are the tallest type of stool and have seat heights between 29”-32” (74-81 cm). Bar height stools should be used for bar counter heights between 40”-42” (102-107 cm).

How tall are counter height stools?

Counter height stools have seat heights between 23”-28” (58-71 cm). Counter height stools should be used with table and counter heights between 35”-37” (89-94 cm).

How do you make stools taller?

Stools can be made taller by adding leg extenders to the bottoms of each stool leg. Leg extenders fit around legs and should be screwed or snapped into place. After attaching the leg extenders, use a level to confirm that the legs are evenly sized.

Stools Guides
Browse through our curated Stools Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Stools. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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27”-31" | 69-79 cm
16” | 41 cm
15.5” | 39 cm
Carved Stool
79.000
41.000
39.000
40
3D
Carved Stool
17.5” | 44.5 cm
15.5” | 39 cm
15.5” | 39 cm
2008
Cutter Stool
44.500
39.000
39.000
2008.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/qLSlw
3D
Cutter Stool3D model of the Cutter Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the Cutter Stool viewed in perspective
17.5” | 44.5 cm
13.5” | 34 cm (Diameter)
13.5” | 34 cm (Diameter)
1954
Dot Stool
44.500
34.000
34.000
1954.00
30
https://p3d.in/e/oLT86
3D
Dot StoolView of the Dot Stool in 3D available for downloadView of the Dot Stool in 3D available for download
20.5” | 52 cm
16” | 41 cm (Diameter)
16” | 41 cm (Diameter)
2009
ErgoErgo Stool
52.000
41.000
41.000
2009.00
90
https://p3d.in/e/j5raP
3D
ErgoErgo Stool3D model of the ErgoErgo Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the ErgoErgo Stool viewed in perspective
37”, 43” | 94, 109 cm
18” | 46 cm
21.5” | 55 cm
2000
Hudson Stools
109.000
46.000
55.000
2000.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/Ub3Pn
3D
Hudson StoolsPerspective view of a 3D model of the Hudson StoolsPerspective view of a 3D model of the Hudson Stools
16.9” | 43 cm
22” | 56 cm
16.1” | 41 cm
6.5 lb | 2.97 kg (Package)
2020
IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table
43.000
56.000
41.000
2.970
2020.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/Mehoo
3D
IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side TableView of the IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table in 3D available for download
17.7” | 45 cm
18.9” | 48 cm
11.8” | 30 cm
6.2 lb | 2.8 kg (Package)
2017
IKEA Vilto Storage Stool
45.000
48.000
30.000
2.800
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/vWg1J
3D
IKEA Vilto Storage StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Vilto Storage StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Vilto Storage Stool
29.5”-33.75” | 75-86 cm
14” | 35.5 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
2000
LEM Piston Stool
86.000
35.500
42.000
2000.00
200
https://p3d.in/e/7KVev
3D
LEM Piston Stool3D model of the LEM Piston Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the LEM Piston Stool viewed in perspective
37.5”-42.0" | 95-107 cm
20.0” | 51 cm
21.0” | 53 cm
Mid-Century Stool
107.000
51.000
53.000
5
3D
Mid-Century Stool
32.75”, 36.75” | 83, 93 cm
16.25” | 41 cm
14.5” | 37 cm
2006
Onda Stools
93.000
41.000
37.000
2006.00
90
https://p3d.in/e/pyA5Q
3D
Onda StoolsView of the Onda Stools in 3D available for downloadView of the Onda Stools in 3D available for download
39.25”, 43” | 100, 109 cm
15” | 38 cm
18” | 46 cm
2012
One More Stool
109.000
38.000
46.000
2012.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/Gfyzj
3D
One More StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the One More StoolsPerspective view of a 3D model of the One More Stools
23” | 58 cm
15.25” | 39 cm (Diameter)
15.25” | 39 cm (Diameter)
1962
Platner Stool
58.000
39.000
39.000
1962.00
300
https://p3d.in/e/DlsEB
3D
Platner Stool3D model of the Platner Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the Platner Stool viewed in perspective
17.25” | 44 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
15.25” | 39 cm
1943
Risom Stool
44.000
42.000
39.000
1943.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/h21yg
3D
Risom StoolView of the Risom Stool in 3D available for downloadView of the Risom Stool in 3D available for download
17.75” | 45 cm
15.5” | 39 cm (Diameter)
15.5” | 39 cm (Diameter)
1956
Saarinen Tulip Stool
45.000
39.000
39.000
1956.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/aNAGW
3D
Saarinen Tulip StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the Saarinen Tulip StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the Saarinen Tulip Stool
Stool Heights
1300
3D
Stool Heights
IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table

The IKEA Tranarö Stool/Side Table was designed with the purpose of being highly versatile and can be used as a stool, side table, or bedside table. It can be used either indoors or outdoors and 2 can be placed together to create a coffee table. The IKEA Tranarö Stool/Side Table was designed by Ola Wihlborg.

The IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table has an overall height of 16.9” (43 cm), width of 22” (56 cm), and depth of 16.1” (41 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table labeled with height, width, and depth
The IKEA Tranarö Stool/Side Table was designed by Ola Wihlborg with the purpose of being highly versatile and can be used as a stool, side table, or bedside table. It can be used either indoors or outdoors and 2 can be placed together to create a coffee table.

The IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table has an overall height of 16.9” (43 cm), width of 22” (56 cm), and depth of 16.1” (41 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table labeled with height, width, and depth
IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table
Height:
16.9” | 43 cm
Width:
22” | 56 cm
Length:
Depth:
16.1” | 41 cm
Weight:
6.5 lb | 2.97 kg (Package)
Area:
Materials
Powder-coated steel
Designer
Ola Wihlborg (IKEA)
Year
2020

Drawings include:
IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table front elevation, side, plan

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Carved Stool

The carved stool is a mix of rustic and industrial qualities showcased through its carved wooden seat and steel base. This backless stool design is simple and modern in its forms and materiality and can be specified for either counter stool or bar stool.

The Carved Stool comes as either a counter stool at 27” (31 cm) tall or bar stool heights at 31” (79 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of of counter and bar stool height Carved Stools with dimensions
The carved stool is a mix of rustic and industrial qualities showcased through its carved wooden seat and steel base. This backless stool design is simple and modern in its forms and materiality and can be specified for either counter stool or bar stool.

The Carved Stool comes as either a counter stool at 27” (31 cm) tall or bar stool heights at 31” (79 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of of counter and bar stool height Carved Stools with dimensions
Carved Stool
Height:
27”-31" | 69-79 cm
Width:
16” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.5” | 39 cm
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:

Height (Counter stool): 27” | 69 cm
Height (Bar Stool): 31” | 79 cm

Materials
Wood seat, steel legs
Designer
Year

Drawings include:
Carved Stool front elevation, side, plan

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LEM Piston Stool

The LEM Piston stool is a sculptural, swivel, adjustable height stool; though the main objective of the stool was functionality, the stool also has an essence of visual lightness due to its “barely there” appearance. The LEM Piston Stool was designed by Shin and Tomoko Azumi before they split to pursue solo practices.

The LEM Piston Stool has an adjustable overall height between 29.5”-33.75” (75-86 cm), width of 14” (35.5 cm), and depth of 16.5” (42 cm). The seat height of the LEM Piston Stool is flexible between 26.5”-31” (67-79 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the LEM Piston Stool with height, width, and depth dimensions
The LEM Piston stool is a sculptural, swivel, adjustable height stool; though the main objective of the stool was functionality, the stool also has an essence of visual lightness due to its “barely there” appearance. The LEM Piston Stool was designed by Shin and Tomoko Azumi.

The LEM Piston Stool has an adjustable overall height between 29.5”-33.75” (75-86 cm), width of 14” (35.5 cm), and depth of 16.5” (42 cm). The seat height of the LEM Piston Stool is flexible between 26.5”-31” (67-79 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the LEM Piston Stool with height, width, and depth dimensions
LEM Piston Stool
Height:
29.5”-33.75” | 75-86 cm
Width:
14” | 35.5 cm
Length:
Depth:
16.5” | 42 cm
Seat Height
26.5”-31” | 67-79 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Powder-coated or chromed steel column; zinc or powder-coated metal base; stainless steel or plywood veneer seat
Designer
Shin & Tomoko Azumi
Year
2000

Drawings include:
LEM Piston Stool front elevation, side, plan

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Saarinen Tulip Stool

The Saarinen Tulip Stool is formed by single, pedestal base with a cushioned seat on top and is available in a variety of colors. Eero Saarinen’s inspiration for the Tulip Stool came from how troubled he was by the undersides of tables and chairs; he made the Tulip Stool in effort to clear up the “slum of legs” in American homes.

The Saarinen Tulip Stool has an overall height of 17.75” (45 cm) and diameter of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Saarinen Tulip Stool with height, width and depth measurements
The Saarinen Tulip Stool is formed by single, pedestal base with a cushioned seat on top and is available in a variety of colors. Eero Saarinen’s inspiration for the Tulip Stool came from how troubled he was by the undersides of tables and chairs by removing legs.

The Saarinen Tulip Stool has an overall height of 17.75” (45 cm) and diameter of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Saarinen Tulip Stool with height, width and depth measurements
Saarinen Tulip Stool
Height:
17.75” | 45 cm
Width:
15.5” | 39 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
15.5” | 39 cm (Diameter)
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Molded fiberglass seat shell; cast aluminum base; upholstered foam seat cushion
Designer
Eero Saarinen
Year
1956

Drawings include:
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IKEA Vilto Storage Stool

The IKEA Vilto Storage Stool has a multi-function design as both a stool and end table. It is ideal for small spaces like bathrooms by providing storage and its neutral materiality blends with the décor of in any space. The IKEA Vilto Storage Stool was designed by Maja Ganszyniec.

The IKEA Vilto Storage Stool has an overall height of 17.7” (45 cm), width of 18.9” (48 cm), and depth of 11.8” (30 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Vilto Storage Stool with height, width, and depth dimensions
The IKEA Vilto Storage Stool has a multi-function design as both a stool and end table. It is ideal for small spaces like bathrooms by providing storage and its neutral materiality blends with the décor of in any space. The IKEA Vilto Storage Stool was designed by Maja Ganszyniec.

The IKEA Vilto Storage Stool has an overall height of 17.7” (45 cm), width of 18.9” (48 cm), and depth of 11.8” (30 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Vilto Storage Stool with height, width, and depth dimensions
IKEA Vilto Storage Stool
Height:
17.7” | 45 cm
Width:
18.9” | 48 cm
Length:
Depth:
11.8” | 30 cm
Weight:
6.2 lb | 2.8 kg (Package)
Area:
Materials
Solid birch structure; polyester fabric
Designer
Maja Ganszyniec (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Vilto Storage Stool front elevation, side, plan

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